“The light was fading from the sky, but someone had lit the candles, and in the candlelight Tim saw a man sitting on the old chair, waiting for him.
He had a three-cornered hat on his head and a black patch over one eye. He had a long blue coat, with brass buttons. One sleeve was empty. It was pinned across his chest. His other hand was resting on a sword, which lay across his knees.”